weird news


September 15, 2017

A woman woke up to see a herd of cows mating in her garden after they escaped from a nearby field.

Janis Wilson was alarmed when she looked out of her window to see 40 farm animals ambling along the street, eating her flower beds and pooping in the driveways along her street, while one mounted another cow, the Mirror Online has reported.

Speaking about the ordeal, the 61-year-old female said: "They were grazing around. Those cows were eating all the plants, brushing past cars and making their mess over people's driveways.

"I looked out of the window and there were 30 or 40 cows there just standing in the street.

"The whole thing lasted half an hour, and the police came to take them away.

"I have no idea where they came, from to be honest."

Janis was unsure how the cows escaped, but the Cheshire police officers helped to ensure the herd were returned to safety.

A spokesperson for Cheshire police said: "Police were called to reports of a large number of cows along a road in Bollington, Macclesfield.

"Officers attended, where they helped to ensure all the cows were herded back into the field."

A dog has campaigned to be the new mayor of a Canadian city.

Finn, a five-year-old Australian cattle dog, is following in the footsteps of a cat in Russia, named Barsik, as he is trying to win the position of mayor in St John's in Newfoundland.

And his candidacy was announced on social media.

Finn's campaign video draws attention to issues including potholes as well as snow clearing.

Finn's owner, Glenn Redmond, told the Toronto Sun: "Finn's a tireless worker. All cattle dogs are. He's my buddy more so than anything, but he's trained for a bunch of different behaviours, so we just decided to create some roles for him."

Despite announcing his next venture on Facebook, Finn's name won't be on the ballot paper as Glenn is believed to have pulled his four-legged friend out of the running.

A family feared the worst when their "mischievous" Rottweiler got stuck on the roof of their house.

Micki Pickford and her father, Mark, were enjoying a drink at their local pub when a neighbour rushed in to tell them their four-year-old pooch, named Cooper, had made its way through their skylight and was standing on the apex of their home, and unable to get down safely.

Speaking about the incident to the Mirror Online, Micki said: "He's a very nosy little Rottweiler. He's quite mischievous.

"He's always going where he's not allowed, but normally he just gets into the fridge he's never been on the roof before.

"Me and dad had gone for a drink when our neighbour came rushing into the pub and said: 'Your dog's on the roof.'

"Cooper had got into the attic, bashed the skylight open and got out on to the roof, but it had closed behind him."

And in a bid to rescue their four-legged friend, Mark leant out the top window to entice Cooper back to safety, while his daughter was clutching on to his legs to help him get back inside.